Saturday, 2 May 2009

Blossoms and Blooms

Yipee, Bank Holiday weekend, I've been looking forward to this since Easter! Mine officially started this morning when I finished work. I had a few errands to do afterwards and eek, 1/6th of it is nearly gone already.

It's nice looking out of my kithchen window at the moment because the apple tree is in bloom, sadly almost finished now, I took the pics a couple of weeks ago.

I love the blossoms before they have opened and have that lovely deep pink tinge to them.

I have some birds which permanently reside in this tree - it's quite an unusual variety - tinbird. They used to be part of a mobile hanging in the tree but I got fed up of having to untangle them every spring as the winds wound them around the branches. There were six originally but one disappeared - I wonder if a neighbourhood cat got confused and gave itself a bad tummy ache.

It's lovely to have some (free!) fresh flowers to bring indoors now - actually these lilacs were liberated from my mum's garden as mine haven't flowered yet. These are one of my favourite things about this time of the year, especially the scent.

I would love fresh flowers in the house all year round but I have neither Rosemary Verey's garden nor Elton John's budget so I have a few artificial blooms dotted around as a poor substitute - still they add some colour.

Pretty pink blossoms in the hallway.

Geraniums and roses in the kitchen.

Chrysanthamums on the landing window - actually I think these are prettier than real ones!

This basket of blooms doesn't really belong anywhere, I sometimes use is as a prop for pics of things to sell. The flowers are one of thoses candle rings and I think it works perfectly on this wirework basket as there are no stems to be seen.

I have gradually been adding more items into my online store and will continue to do so regulary (I hope). If you have a minute, pop over and take a look. I have added some fabrics (more to come) and a Shabby Chic section too. More Lillipegs hopefully next week, though there are a few currently listed on Etsy, as a trial.

Well, that would be about it for now - hope your weekend is happy and sunny, I'm off to enjoy mine before it's gone!

Lucy x


  1. I think your fake /real flowers look adorable. I dont really have a way with real plants, they never last very long so fake pretty ones are perfect for me :)

    You have some cute pretties in your shop, I love the LA quilt. I have opened a little Blogshop as like you have too many pretties and I really can't keep them all for myself, and a little pocket mobney would come in very handy :)

    Would love your feedback on what you think of it, its all new to me, blogshopping but thought i would give it a whirl.
    Enjoy your weekend :)

    I have some blogshops listed on my sidebar of my Blogshop so let me know if you would like me to have your link there too.


  2. Doesn't the Lilac fill the room with such a sweet scent.
    All your blooms look lovely Lucy.
    Carol x

  3. The lilacs are beautiful! I love them. xxx

  4. You have some lovely things in your shop. The apple blossom is beautiful and I just love the look and scent of lilac. Unfortunately I don't have a lilac tree but next door's hangs over into my garden! Have a great what's left of the bank holiday.
    Ruth x

  5. You have such a pretty, lovely and cozy place. By the way, what is Bank Holiday?? :-) It sounds like you end up with paid time off! Awesome!


  6. Love the lilacs...and the quilt!

  7. Hello Lucy
    May is such a beautiful month in the garden (and home ...judging by yours) and is the start of freshly picked garden flowers...
    Hope you are managing to balance your work with preparations for the fair...See you soon!

    Michele x

  8. Hi there, I am hosting a book swap over on my blog. It is a permanent feature, which will always be on my blog, it is not a one off, like the rose theme swap I'm hosting. I have listed a load of my books which I am willing to swap, take a look, there may be some you fancy. If you would like to list books which you no longer want, and are willing to swap, just contact me at, or leave a comment on my blog, with your name, the name of your blog and the books you wish to swap, and I will type them up and post them on the swap page, so the more and more people who participate, the wider the range of books there will be to choose from, and remember, it will always be there on my blog.
    Take Care
    Love Melanie xxx


Thank you for your comments - I am not always able to reply but they are always appreciated.
Lucy x